Results of quarterly ASSH member questionnaire
- 1In an acute, zone II flexor tendon laceration, what general type of repair do you do?
- 2-strand without epitendinous repair 8%
- 2-strand with epitendinous repair 25%
- 4-strand without epitendinous repair 0%
- 4-strand with epitendinous repair 50%
- >4-strand repair 17%
- 2In an acute, zone II laceration of both the FDP and FDS tendons, in what percent of cases do you repair the FDS?
- 75% to 100% of cases 75%
- 50% to 75% of cases 0%
- 25% to 50% of cases 8%
- 0% to 25% of cases 17%
- 3How long after a sharp injury will you attempt a primary repair of a zone II flexor tendon laceration?
- 3 weeks 84%
- 6 weeks 13%
- 8 weeks 0%
- 10 weeks 0%
- >12 weeks 0%
- 4How often do you undertake a primary tendon grafting versus secondary (2-stage/Hunter rod) tendon grafting for a sharp, old (>10 week) FDP laceration?
- Primary grafting 48%
- Secondary grafting 52%
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